The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 18 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 -  
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 4.10% 3.51% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.81% 4.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Median salary £26,500 £31,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.87% -  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Preston
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 104 50 61
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 85.25% 87.72% 82.43%
Number of salaries quoted 98 41 50
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Preston

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Preston.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in Preston

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Preston region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) SDLC
3 7 (46.67%) QA
3 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (40.00%) JIRA
4 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Validation
4 6 (40.00%) Smoke Testing
5 5 (33.33%) HTTP
5 5 (33.33%) HTML
5 5 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (33.33%) MySQL
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) CSS
5 5 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
7 3 (20.00%) People Management
7 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (20.00%) PHP
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) Resource Management
7 3 (20.00%) Computer Science

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) OpenEdge
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) MySQL
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) JIRA
2 5 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Manual Tester
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Tester
1 4 (26.67%) Manual Tester
1 4 (26.67%) QA Manual Tester
1 4 (26.67%) QA Tester
1 4 (26.67%) Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Development Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) QA Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Development Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Director
4 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) CSS
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (13.33%) HTML5
4 2 (13.33%) JSON
4 2 (13.33%) SOAP
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) SDLC
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (40.00%) Smoke Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) People Management
5 3 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Scorecard
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Web Development
7 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
7 1 (6.67%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (6.67%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle